Tag Archives: cancer complications

Insights on coping with my journey with chronic disease

Once again it’s been a while since my last post on this blog.  It wasn’t intentional.  My disease simply would not allow me the good moments that I needed to write.  I could post to Facebook and do a few … Continue reading

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Third Dose of IVIG

Well, I had my third dose of IVIG this week.  For those who may not have read previous posts, I take IVIG to treat peripheral neuropathies, pain and fatigue along with many other symptoms that are part of a paraneoplastic … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Week: 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Today (Sept. 14) is the last day of Invisible Illness Awareness Week.  One of the things you can participate in is a meme at http://www.invisibleillnessweek.com about your own invisible illness.  This is my submission in support of advocating for the millions … Continue reading

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Be a Survivor!! Continue to live your life!!

Since 2008, I have survived the following: Stage IV melanoma including four surgeries and high dose interferon Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome with steroid treatments, IVIG and nearly three years of Cytoxan therapy Severe weakness that began with left drop foot and ascended to … Continue reading

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Cataract Surgery and Baby Boomers and Cancer Too!

Image from:  http://www.opeyecenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Cataract-Eye.jpg ***I had cataract surgery on my left eye in 2004 at the age of 50 and on the right eye in 2005.*** The reason I went to the doctor and complained was twofold.  First, my vision was … Continue reading

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